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Building Your Online Communications Training Material

Thanks to everyone who attended the August 23 Sacramento training, Building Online Communications for Your Nonprofit, as part of the Central Valley eAdvocacy Program. View the event details here.

We hope you found the training useful and now have a better understanding of using different online tools for your organization.

Central Valley Call-In Office Hours Sept 8th from 1-3pm!

Thank you for the feedback from the 1st Central Valley Office Hours! We are having another Call-in Office Hours on Thursday September 8, 2011 from 1pm-3pm to give you an informal, casual way to get your questions answered about online communications at your nonprofit. Here’s the call information:

Central Valley Capacity Building Office Hours

We will be on the line answering ad hoc online communications questions for people in the Central Valley. The following phone number will be used to join the call. Feel free to drop in or out at anytime.

How To Get Started On Twitter (Plus Insider Tips)

At the San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center, we had an awesome lesson based conversation with Lena from Twitter about the basic and behind the scenes look at Twitter.

Lena From Twitter at the SFNTC

What are your recommendations for someone just starting out on Twitter?

“The Twitter adoption curve is very steep”
- Lena

Email Newsletter Testing in Modesto

On July 26, we went to Modesto to support a small grassroots nonprofit, Congregations Building Community, start an email newsletter for their organization. They are doing amazing work in the community and want a place to share it with their supporters. You can join their email newsletter list on their blog here: http://cbcstan.org/blog/.

New Add-Ons for Your Publishing Matrix

A Publishing Matrix is a tool we use to help nonprofits create an organizational process for their online communications. Basically, it is a grid that lays out the content an organization publishes online as well as the channels where the content is published. Think of it as the skeleton of your communication’s plan. Here’s a quick view of a sample Publishing Matrix:

Are Email Discussion Lists Over?

Email discussion lists are vibrant and useful for techies in the nonprofit technology space. But, are they still relevant to introduce as a communication tool for people who do not currently use them, especially with the boom of social networks?

What is an Email Discussion List?

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